The Burton Deja Vu Flying V Rocker arrived in 2011 and stuck around. If you want something even more mellow and powder friendly than the Burton Deja Vu Camber then here is the best option for you. The Deja Vu is more all mountain than the the continuous rocker Burton’s but much more of a mellow freestyle ride compared to the Deja Vu Camber.
On Snow Feel: The Deja Vu Flying V has the same general loose feel as the Burton Feelgood Flying V. It’s got a semi-stable feel in soft snow but get’s pretty loose in harder conditions. It’s got that butter, ollie and play around the mountain kind of ride.
Powder: The Burton Deja Vu Flying V will make a powder day very easy compared to the Camber version. It can ride centered and float very well for those who like to ride switch but it’s also really good for setting it back all the way to get more directional float in the thicker deeper snow.
Turn Initiation and Carving: Very easy edge to edge and very simple for any rider to turn. There is a little bit of a fun feel turning but it’s not as rewarding out of a turn as many hybrid rocker boards. Carving is middle ground to average. It holds most of the time in good to medium conditions but it’s no dedicated carving board. Better to go with the Restricted Deja Vu if you want to carve hard.
Speed: Not like it’s camber sister here and it get’s pretty chattery.
Uneven Terrain: Very easy with big slow speed bumps you have to encounter from time to time.
Edge Hold: Not there with the grip like it’s there with the camber model and this is more of a soft/good conditions ride.
Flex: Very buttery playful poppy flex that makes for easy forgiving slow speed play.
Switch: Perfect either way.
Jibbing: Not bad here especially if you are on the heavier side of their suggested weight. It’s pretty forgiving and it’s not bad for most jibs.
Pipe: Not that great here due to the limited drive wall to wall and the lack of edge hold. Still it can be pretty fun when the pipe is soft.
Jumps: Very good spring for hybrid rocker. Burton just knows how to make boards pop. It’s a fun forgiving jump board that likes small to medium size kickers the best. If you want bigger kickers most of the time the Deja Vu Restricted Camber is going to be the call.
It would be fun to have this board for powder or soft conditions and the restricted camber for more aggressive riding moods and harder conditions.